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Fri, Mar 31


Hope Springs Institute

Enter the Quiet - Women's Spring Silent Retreat

For this weekend retreat, we create a space of Quietness for ourselves in the midst of community.

Enter the Quiet - Women's Spring Silent Retreat
Enter the Quiet - Women's Spring Silent Retreat

Time & Location

Mar 31, 2023, 6:00 PM – Apr 02, 2023, 2:00 PM

Hope Springs Institute, 4988 Mineral Springs Rd, Peebles, OH 45660, USA

About The Event

3 Days/2 Nights: $425 includes food, lodging, and supplies.

In our busy lives, we rarely experience an extended period of quiet… of simply Being. For this weekend retreat, we create a space of Quietness for ourselves in the midst of community. We commit to ourselves and to each other our support, respect and presence. As we let go of speaking, we experience our connections to ourselves, to nature, and to one another in a completely different way. You are invited to sink deeply into Being, rather than Doing.

  • Individual guidance will be available before and throughout the retreat.
  • There will be guided activities throughout the weekend, including music for movement and meditation.
  • All activities are completely optional, allowing you to honor your own inner guidance in each moment.

There will be ample open time to walk the land and the labyrinth, to do movement and art in the spacious studio, to revel in the beauty of the Spirit House. Sit in the warm comfort of a fire in the Farmhouse. Enjoy the nurturing environment of Hope Springs… for contemplation, stillness, and restorative quiet. As always, there will be delicious and intentional homemade meals. 

Registration includes a double occupancy room. We acknowledge and honor that transformative work can elicit a deep need for solitude. In an attempt to hold necessary minimums that support Hope Springs Institute's financial realities while also honoring each participants needs we are inviting choice in the following way:

-Guaranteed Single: this choice comes with an additional cost, but will close your room out as a single occupancy room.

-Preferred Single:  this option includes NO price increase, but will only be accommodated if registration numbers allow. To inform us of this preference please indicate on the registration form that you would prefer a single space, with some background on your need if it feels applicable.

The Facilitators:

Mary Manera, MA, (she/they) is a Sister & Singer, Aunt/ie & Partner, Death Worker & Priestess. Mary is seasoned in many facets of death care, as well as group facilitation and non-profit leadership. She curates her work within Manera Studio, weaving together her threads of death work, consultation, retreat facilitation, and voice acting.  Mary is lead facilitator of Enter the Quiet retreats, which have been co-created with Hope Springs Institute for more than twenty years. She offers Befriending Grief sessions in collaboration with HSI and other service organizations. Mary co-leads the Threshold Singers of Cincinnati, and sings with MUSE Cincinnati's Women's Choir.

Cynthia McCarthy is a dedicated spiritual seeker, an Ipsalu Tantra Kriya Yoga teacher/mentor/practitioner of 20 years, and deep diver into the Shamanic Magdalene Priestess Process. She is a practiced facilitator of Ipsalu programs and honored co-facilitator of ETQ. She is a recently retired public health inspector, specializing in lead poisoning prevention. Cynthia is the mother of three young adult men, loves new adventures, and being of service.


  • Deposit Ticket

    This deposit ticket reserves your position on our roster for Enter the Quiet, and gives us the information we need to communicate with you! When you are able, please purchase the remaining balance ticket on this event page to complete your registration.

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  • Remaining Balance Ticket

    This purchase, in addition to your Deposit Ticket, completes your payment and registration for Enter the Quiet.

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  • Full Balance Ticket

    This ticket completes your payment and registration for Enter the Quiet.

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  • Community Building Ticket

    This ticket covers your regular event payment of $425.00 plus an additional $100.00 that directly contributes to supporting another participant with limited economic means. Thank you for your choice to support our community in their healing!

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